September 2022 The WELLesley Employee

A Monthly Safety and Wellness Newsletter brought to you by The Town of Wellesley Employee Safety  & Wellness Committee 

September Wellness Activity

Submitted by Jen Glover, Human Resources (Town)

Get ready to get fit! Starting September 26, take part in a West Suburban Health Group community-wide fitness challenge - Fit Fall '22. Details will be sent via email when available. In the meantime, download the Daily Endorphin App so you are ready!

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National Preparedness Month – Are You Ready?

Submitted by Michael Carmody, DPW Safety Coordinator

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) describes National Preparedness Month as “an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.” FEMA’s webpage provides information to help families, communities, and organizations be ready for just about every type of emergency and disaster. There are educational tools for young children, and students.

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There are dozens of documents available free to order by mail or download. Documents can assist with preparedness actions, including for specific types of events. There is an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) to organize critical financial and other personal information if a disaster strikes. There is also a handbook for those interested in being a citizen responder through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

The webpage offers information on seasonal events such as heat, drought and lightning in the summer, and information for making a plan to keep your family safe in case of an emergency or disaster. The FEMA app for cellphones provides alerts, plans, and tools for recovery, including FEMA contacts for disaster assistance.

Though we may never be emotionally prepared for an emergency, having the right tools can help us quickly take charge and take the necessary actions to protect ourselves, our families, and our community.

Free Stuff!

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Click Here for FREE classes and webinars in September and October. All employees are eligible to participate, you do not have a to be a Tufts Health Plan member.

Zumba * Yoga * Healthy Cooking * Stress Management 

COVID-19 Information


Vaccine Info

Updated Quarantine Info

Upcoming Trainings 

Click to see MIIA Training Calendar        

DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES Online,  September 20th, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm

NEW SCIENCE OF STRESS, MANAGING STRESS IN SCHOOLS, Online,  September 27th, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Did you know that you have access to recorded trainings on a variety of topics through MIIA? If you don't already have a login, you can register here using your Wellesley email:

 MIIA's New E-learning Center provides quality training to meet annual requirements and tracks compliance for organization members at no cost to you. Train anytime, anywhere with our vast online library that includes more than 3,000 diverse courses and videos. For instructions on how to register, click here.

Do you have an event or training that you would like to make available to all employees? Please contact Jen Glover


Monthly Action Item

Submitted by Cay Meagher, Select Board Office 

September is Better Breakfast Month! A healthy breakfast provides your body with what it needs after a night of fasting and can help create a positive impact on your overall health.

Let’s make the most of our mornings by eating a health breakfast. Challenge yourself to not run out the door, don’t skip breakfast! Make time in the morning to eat something healthy. Granola, apple slices, or egg bites; challenge yourself by creating a healthy meal plan. There’s tons of easy, quick, and healthy choices for you; and many you can made in advance. 

Healthy Breakfast Ideas:

  • Breakfast sandwich made with a whole grain English muffin, turkey bacon, egg whites and low-fat cheese.
  • Oatmeal with skim milk topped with fresh fruit
  • Whole wheat bread with peanut butter, small banana and a glass of low-fat milk.
  • Breakfast parfait made with low-fat yogurt, fruit and low-fat granola.


Yogurt Parfait

 Ingredients (1 Serving)

1 (6 oz.) container low-fat yogurt, fruit flavored or vanilla, divided

1/4 c. mixed berries, fresh or frozen, thawed

1 T. granola cereal or plain, unsalted nuts


Place half the yogurt on the bottom of a glass or paper cup.

Place the mixed fruit on top of yogurt.

Add the rest of the yogurt.

Top with granola cereal or nuts